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Bristol City boss Steve Cotterill looks set to shuffle his pack when they face MK Dons.

The games have been coming thick and fast for Cotterill's stretched squad so he looks likely to make a number of changes from the side beaten 2-0 by Watford in their FA Cup third-round replay on Tuesday night.

Peterborough loanee Tyrone Barnett is pushing for a start while centre-back Derrick Williams' hamstring was not risked against the Hornets and he looks set to return to contention. Wing-backs Scott Wagstaff and Greg Cunningham were rested and will hope to return to the side.

Sam Baldock will be relishing the chance to add to his 12 goals this season when he faces his former club but Liam Kelly and Stephen Pearson are a month away from a return. New signing Adam El-Abd could play a part.

MK Dons boss Karl Robinson is hoping to have teenage midfielder Dele Alli back on the bench against Bristol City this weekend.

Alli missed the FA Cup defeat to Wigan on Tuesday night through injury. The 17-year-old scored in the Dons' last League One outing at home to Shrewsbury and will be a welcome addition for Robinson, who is starting to see a host of key players return from long spells on the sidelines.

Dean Bowditch is one of those players and he continued his return to fitness by playing just over an hour against Wigan. However the winger, along with Luke Chadwick and Daniel Powell, is still some distance away from starting a game.

On-loan Everton striker Chris Long was ineligible for the FA Cup but he comes back into the reckoning for the trip to Ashton Gate.

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League One Fixtures

Tuesday, 28 October 2014
19:45
Chesterfld v Swindon  
Leyton Or v Preston  
Saturday, 01 November 2014
15:00
Bradford v Doncaster  
Bristol C v Oldham  
Chesterfld v Yeovil  
Colchester v Port Vale  
Crawley v Crewe  
Fleetwood v Gillingham  
Leyton Or v Coventry  
MK Dons v Swindon  

Sky Bet League 1

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Bristol C 15 15 33
2 Preston 13 13 28
3 Notts Co 14 9 26
4 Peterboro 15 7 26
5 Sheff Utd 14 4 26
6 Oldham 15 6 25
7 MK Dons 13 12 24
8 Rochdale 14 11 23
9 Swindon 13 10 23
10 Chesterfld 14 2 19
11 Fleetwood 15 1 19
12 Bradford 15 -1 19
13 Crawley 15 -10 18
14 Colchester 15 -1 17
15 Barnsley 14 -2 16
16 Port Vale 15 -3 16
17 Coventry 15 -7 16
18 Leyton Or 14 -3 15
19 Walsall 15 -3 15
20 Doncaster 13 -8 15
21 Gillingham 15 -7 14
22 Yeovil 15 -14 13
23 Crewe 15 -19 13
24 Scunthrpe 15 -12 12

Updated Sat, 25 Oct 2014

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